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How to watch the House January 6 committee hearings on the Capitol attack

Business Insider logo Business Insider 6/27/2022 gpanetta@businessinsider.com (Grace Panetta)
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) during a break in a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images © Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) during a break in a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol in the Cannon House Office Building on June 9, 2022 in Washington, DC. Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images
  • The House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack is holding public hearings. 
  • The panel has held five hearings in June and will hold at least one more on Tuesday. 
  • Here's how to watch the hearings. 

The House Select Committee Investigating the January 6 Insurrection at the US Capitol is bringing to light its findings from a year's worth of work with a series of public hearings this summer. 

The select committee, formed in May 2021, has nine members, seven Democrats, including Chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson, and two Republicans, Reps. Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger. 

Its members and staff have spent the past year conducting hundreds of closed-door interviews, poring over hundreds of thousands of documents, and parsing phone and email records to reconstruct how President Donald Trump and his allies sought to overturn his 2020 election loss before a mob of pro-Trump rioters breached the US Capitol in an effort to stop the final certification of the 2020 election. 

Five public hearings, including one in primetime, have already taken place, and one more hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, June 28. 

Here's when and how to watch the hearings

When are the next January 6 Committee hearings?

The panel scheduled a last-minute hearing for Tuesday, June 28 at 1 p.m. ET "to present recently obtained evidence and receive witness testimony." 


Video: Jan. 6 committee hearings to air on primetime TV (The Independent)

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The committee will hold at least one more and possibly multiple hearings in July after Congress returns from its July 4 recess, Thompson said. The Committee is keeping its hearing schedule flexible and fluid as it continues its investigation and reviews new evidence, including documentary footage from British filmmaker Alex Holder

In the panel's first hearing, Cheney said that one future hearing will also detail "a moment-by-moment account" of January 6 itself based on live and closed-door testimony from Trump aides. 

Here are the witnesses who have testified so far and are expected to testify in future hearings.

How can I watch the first five hearings?

The first public hearing took place in primetime on Thursday, June 9, the second on Monday, June 13, the third on June 16, and the fourth on June 21. 

In the first hearing, lawmakers laid out new information about Trump and his allies' efforts to overturn the election, displayed clips from recorded video depositions from those close to Trump and showed a harrowing video montage laying out the timeline of the January 6 attack, including never-before-seen security camera and bodycam footage. You can watch it here.

The second hearing focused on Trump's lies that the 2020 election was tainted by massive fraud and Trump's refusal to accept defeat, using testimony from former Trump officials to detail how Trump preemptively declared victory and doubled down on his election lies despite being advised otherwise. You can watch it here.

The third hearing zeroed in on the Trump-led pressure campaign targeting Vice President Mike Pence, featuring Pence's former chief counsel Greg Jacob and retired federal judge J. Michael Luttig as witnesses. You can watch it here. 

The fourth hearing focused on Trump and his allies' efforts to pressure and intimidate state legislators and election officials to overturn his loss in the 2020 election and their ploy to assemble unofficial slates of Trump electors in states that voted for Biden. You can watch it here. 

The fifth hearing focused on Trump's attempts to meddle with the Department of Justice and install loyalists at the Department who would back up his false election claims, featuring in-person testimony from three former DOJ officials. You can watch it here. 

Where can I watch the next hearings? 

Major television networks including ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC/MSNBC, and Fox Business will air the hearings in full or in part. The hearings will also be live-streamed and available to watch in full on C-SPAN and on the Select Committee's YouTube channel.

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